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Lesotho

CABRI member since: 2012
Region: Southern Africa
Currency: Lesotho Loti (LSL)
Population: 1.9 million
Capital: Maseru
Finance minister: Mamphono Khaketla
Ministry website: www.finance.gov.ls
Fiscal year: April - March
Regional Economic Community: SADC

Key economic indicators
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
GDP (current LSL[billions]) 18.43 19.78 21.98 24.07 25.91
GDP (%) 11.14 11.72 12.14 12.56 12.87
GDP growth (%) 4.52 5.28 3.58 3.45 2.47
GDP per capita (current LSL) 5,821.82 6,113.96 6,316.69 6,518.06 6,662.15
GDP per capita (%) 9,635.35 10,316.48 11,431 12,489.87 13,410.51
Inflation (CPI) (%) 5.99 5.53 5.03 4.02 4.76
General government revenue (% of GDP) 52.17 66.47 60.41 60.55 59.4
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 62.76 61.47 62.92 59.94 59.33
Budget balance (% of GDP) -10.58 5 -2.51 0.61 0.07
Primary balance (% of GDP) -9.87 5.84 -1.75 1.56 1.18
General government debt (% of GDP) 37.98 40.33 43.37 49.53 59.97